Whatever. Okay, I grant that AARD isn't alchemical in nature. Frankly, I meant to say something else but the dunged phone rang shattering my thoughts, but all I said to Trughbull was that his reply was a bit condescending, which IMHO, it was - a bit. No biggie. BTW, I also PM'd him about it. and thanked him profusely. Now, I don't mean to cause offense to those nice enough to help me out. I must however object to your chiming in with a rather snide little : "You've needed a LOT more help with potions than most players need" -what ? Do you actually mean MOST players who have been playing WITCHER far longer than I can manage to. I have a job, four teenagers and a sick mother. I can't devote nearly as much time to the game as I need to. Give me a freakin' break here! I only asked ONE fracking QUESTION!! Do not presume to know my mind. I barely know it myself.And anyway, I got it right and potion making is dead easy, being as it basically does the work for you once you've gathered the ingredients. Sheesh! One little problem and suddenly I'm a dumb azz!